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Germany : Brandenburg

near Bad Wilsnack-Grube, Brandenburg, Germany
Approx. altitude: 35 m (114 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 53°S 168°W

Accuracy: 15 m (49 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Village Grube #10: Road closed due to flood water

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  53°N 12°E (visit #10)  

#1: The Confluence from 30 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

15-Jun-2013 -- This report describes the second out of three confluence visits that I made during a week-end in Magdeburg.

From the previous confluence point, 52°N 12°E, my navigator told me that the drive will take 2 hrs 20 mins to this one 110 km further north. But the river Elbe had historic flood water and several dikes had been broken. A huge area of land had been flooded including several villages.

My plan was to follow the road B107 along the Elbe, but when I reached the village of Jerichow, I realized that this was the end of road. All the areas north of Jerichow were under water. The inhabitants of Jerichow were lucky that the dam broke a little further north and a ring made of sand-bags resisted the water, saving the village. I had to turn back to Genthin and make a huge circle via Rathenow, Kyritz (because even Sandau and Havelberg were isolated).

At 2:30 PM, after a 5:30 hours drive(!), I reached Grube, where the confluence point is located just north of the village entrance. According to my measurement, the exact location is 1 m east of the road. There is a mown meadow on the eastern side of the road and a forest to the west. The place-name sign of Grube is just 50 m further south.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to an asphalt road: 1 m
  • Distance to a track: 1 m
  • Distance of car parking: 35 m
  • Time to reach CP from parking: 15 seconds
  • Time at CP: 2:30 PM
  • Measured height: 34 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 15 m
  • Topography: flat
  • Vegetation: short grass on the meadow (mown), deciduous forest to the west.
  • Weather: fine, 26° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Historic Floodwater Confluence

The story continues at 52°N 11°E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 30 m distance
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Village Grube
#10: Road closed due to flood water
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